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. ooh, la-la! >>> i'm mandy drury with your cnbc market wrap. the dow jumped by 149 points closing above 14,000 for the first time since 2007. the s&p added 15 points and the nasdaq gained 37. 157,000 new jobs were created last month with the unemployment rate ticking up to 7.9%. the numbers were slightly weaker than estimates but investors were conferred by upward revisions to november and december's numbers. more positive data on consumer sentiment, manufacturing, and construction spending also helped to push stocks higher. that is it from cnbc, first in business worldwide. have a great weekend, everybody. now it's back over to "hardball." ♪ >>> welcome back to "hardball." we're seeing a trend i'd say. republican men behaving badly. in fact, they're talking exactly the way they did in the four years leading up to their 2012 election disaster. apparently losing a presidential election senate house seats hasn't dissuaded some republicans from putting their worst feet forward. take chuck hagel's confirmation hearing. some of which we've been talking about already tonight. and secr
around for that. >>> an airline megamerger is taking flight. mandy drury is here with what's moving your money. >> they're getting together on valentine's day. well, this merger is going to cut down the number of major u.s. airlines now to four. you've got the new american, you'll have united, delta, and southwest. so everyone is kind of asking, what does that mean for me, the consumer. well, it potentially means higher prices, less competition, higher prices. we'll have to wait and see. also, richard, most airline mergers have resulted in a reduction of flights and also shrinkage at some hubs. but management is saying this is different because u.s. airways and american overlap on just 12 routes. if you are a traveler, you will not notice immediate changes. it is likely going to be months for example, the frequent flier miles are combined and years before the two airlines are integrated. in other words, don't panic. >> not yet. >> we'll move from the world's largest airline to automobiles, and you've got news on what is the most dependable. >> yeah. j.d. power is out with the annual
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